Time Machine on External HD

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by holden57, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. holden57 macrumors member

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    Just a quick question, I hope that this isn't too juvenile of a question. I have a MacBook, and I'd like to use Time Machine, I thought about doing it wirelessly, but where I'm going to live and how much money I want to spend right now, makes me think that I'd rather use an external HD.

    Is it possible for me to format the HD for Time Machine, and keep it on my desk, and then when I plug into my laptop it will backup, then I can go, out and use my laptop, but when I come back to my desk I can plug it back in again and Time Machine will back up and work normally, will this work?
     
  2. J71 macrumors member

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    Yes. Just eject Time Machine before you unplug the drive each time you use your MB away from your desk.
     
  3. holden57 thread starter macrumors member

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    Just eject it like you would any Flash Drive or External HD?
     
  4. drummerlondonw3 macrumors 6502a

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    yes exactly the same, just wait for it to un/mount
     
  5. holden57 thread starter macrumors member

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